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Last minute halloween costumes

Students pass out candy to children in front of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Wednesday.
Students pass out candy to children in front of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Wednesday.

Halloweekend is is just a day away — or sooner, depending on when your festivities begin. If you’re scrambling to sort out your costume, we’ve got a handful of easy-ish 
last-minute costumes for 
you to choose from.

Ken Tone

He’s a musical version of Ken Bone who has no skeletons in his closet when it comes to Reddit.

Materials: Red sweater, fake mustache and melodica (or other novelty instrument).

Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

Okay, so maybe Ken Bone isn’t your election season costume of choice. Perhaps Bill Clinton at the DNC is more up your alley. His childlike wonder during the balloon drop is well worth some sort of tribute.

Materials: Suit, red tie, balloon and pure joy.

Rory and Lorelai Gilmore from “Gilmore Girls”

In preparation for the return of everyone’s favorite mother/daughter duo next month, grab your best fast-talking gal pal and make like a Gilmore. Bonus points if you can find a flannel-clad, hat-wearing grump to be your Luke.

Materials: Luke’s Diner coffee cups, plaid school uniform (Rory), a flashy peak-2000s outfit (Lorelai) and a long list of obscure pop culture references to drop throughout the night.

Eleven from 
“Stranger Things”

After the breakout Netflix series debuted this year, there is nothing more fair than to give Millie Bobby Brown’s character a proper tribute. Also, it’s a great costume if you don’t want to go squadless.

Materials: Blond wig, baby-pink dress, blue jacket and boxes of Eggo waffles. If you’d like to improve the look, a bit of blood in the nose is a must. However, a shaved head is optional.


It’s nice to remind people that the United States isn’t the only country that’s having a rough 2016. Grab a friend and get ready to fight.

Materials: One shirt that says “UK” and one shirt that says “EU.”

Dunn Meadow Bagpipe Guy

Bagpipe Guy played his way into our hearts this year — now it’s time to honor this Scottish-music-lovin’ Dunn Meadow regular with a Halloween costume.

Materials: Kilt, bagpipe and an aura of stoicism and pride.


Pay tribute to 2016’s most mourned gorilla friend, because nothing is scarier than a stale meme.

Materials: Gorilla mask and DIY halo (angel wings optional).

The Required Class You’ve Been Putting Off Since Freshman Year

Try as you might, you can’t ignore that final N&M credit any longer — at least, that’s what your academic advisor says.

Materials: Dress up like you would for a dementor from “Harry Potter” (dark, hooded cloak) and hover menacingly over people’s shoulders all Halloween.

Snapchat filter

Who needs cartoon dog ears or a flower crown when you can have the real thing? Get super meta and send snaps of your bangin’ costume.

Materials: Pink and yellow flower crown, brown dog ears and nose.


Get literal with this cliché.

Materials: Confidence in the personality and individuality you bring to the party.

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